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'Terror-pisser' killed neighbour's garden with night-time golden showers

The Local · 16 Jan 2010, 12:52

Published: 16 Jan 2010 12:52 GMT+01:00

A years-long feud between the two families could now be finished, after the weed-upon couple confronted their urinating neighbour – dubbed the "terror-pisser" – with video evidence of his night-time activities.

The Hamburger Morgenpost newspaper reported that Dieter and Rosemarie Friebel, who live in the Farmsen area of the city, had problems with plants in their front garden for years.

“A hibiscus suddenly looked like it had been burned by the sun,” said Mrs Friebel. She kept buying and planting new plants, but they too soon succumbed to what she started to suspect was poisoned soil.

She told the paper she even took a soil sample, intending to send it off for testing, but decided against it after discovering how expensive it would be.

The Friebels said they had long had problems with the family next door, particularly with excessive noise. A year ago Mrs Friebel saw the man, named only as Peter M., hit another car while parking his, and was called as a witness in a court case.

“Since then he has not spoken to us at all,” she told the paper.

The problems with her plants continued to be a mystery until she found a CD in the post.

“One day we found a CD in our post box. A neighbour must have given it to us,” said Mr Friebel. “When we played it, we could not believe our eyes.”

The paper said there were 12 short films, taken between October 28 and December 5 – all showing Peter M. leaving his house at night and urinating over their front garden.

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They confronted him with the evidence and he has apologised.

“It makes me feel sick when I think how often I ran my fingers over the leaves and wondered where the liquid came from,” said Mrs Freibel.

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Your comments about this article

15:37 January 16, 2010 by pepsionice
I think out of every ten home owners in Germany.....at least two can repeat stories similar to this. The minute you buy a house and move into a new neighborhood.....you are interrupting the natural "feeling" of the neighborhood and inviting some type of retribution.
18:54 January 16, 2010 by Fredfeldman
What's the problem? Nothing could be more natural than a man relieving himself in the great outdoors. The Friebels just had the misfortune to plant a few flowers in the wrong spot. Its a question of civil rights really.
23:26 January 16, 2010 by Heinrich der Zweite
You must of course realize, that the well meaning neighbour who made this recording, is in fact a voyeur, and the original DVD has been added to his own priceless collection.
03:24 January 17, 2010 by Davey-jo
@ Fredfeldman

I come pi$$ on your home that OK?
12:35 January 17, 2010 by ECSNatale
This man thinks an apology should settle it? What a coward, what a disgusting person... to behave like this not once, but over a long period of time? I hope he has to pay big $!!! On the other hand, the same type of guy that hits someone else's car and then leaves the scene? I bet he is the same guy who shouts the loudest about the faults of the others in his neighborhood. Pig-like behavior! I hope the Bild Zeitung makes his life hell for the next couple of weeks. Public shaming should do him some good!
01:13 January 18, 2010 by Fredfeldman
@ Davey-jo - Sure, if you will accord me the same privilege. I guess you call call it a p*****g contest. :-)
01:58 January 21, 2010 by PhotosByStephan
Well... no one can call him a Sitzpinkler.
00:05 January 22, 2010 by Commander Cody
People, they are German. The internet has redefined the society of Thule.
15:24 January 24, 2010 by D R Jones
He should have gotten a good cane across that little watering hose, then he'd water his own plants from then on. LOL
19:27 June 6, 2013 by MatC87
It's nice of him actually to provide free water for those plants. It just means that it's flowing nicely through his penis rather than paid-for water out of a watering can etc.

Anyway, at least he's kept on top of it instead of just leaving them to dry up and die from dehydration.

This requires further discussion because this man is actually caring for those plants.

It just means it's unfortunate that we don't have enough free urine to water all plants at once.

So as to the underlying issue, it must be something else, e.g. dodgy soil or lack of sun etc.
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